2 Women Shot at Virginia Community College
Suspect in custody; school campus is inside mall
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2013 2:52 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A man shot and injured two women at a mall branch of a community college in Virginia today before he was subdued by police, a city official said. The suspect was being interviewed by police as law enforcement continued to clear the New River Valley Mall, said Christiansburg city spokeswoman Becky Wilburn. The mall in this town of approximately 21,000 in southwestern Virginia includes a branch campus of New River Community College. Christiansburg is less than 10 miles from Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech.

The suspect's name was not immediately released and a motive for the shootings was not known. One of the victims was airlifted to a local hospital, but her condition wasn't known. The other victim was taken by ambulance for treatment, and she was in stable condition.

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Who_Cares
Apr 13, 2013 12:29 AM CDT
I hope that Big Bubba will join him soon in his cell.
BCS
Apr 12, 2013 7:16 PM CDT
To bad the media doesn't report on prescription drug deaths the same way it reports on shooting deaths. 106,000 prescription drug deaths VS 2,900 none gang related shooting deaths. Can you imagine, every story would be about another person dying from a prescription that a doctor gave them.
JoeNobody
Apr 12, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
Monkey see, Monkey do. Thanks, "the press."